Breakfast is one of the most common aspects of a healthy lifestyle that is skipped! And if it's not skipped, it's filled with simple carbohydrates (cereal, pancakes, donuts, etc.) that give us a quick source of energy but leaves us hungry an hour later and needing a 10AM coffee.
A healthy breakfast should help us feel full all the way until just before lunch, and a great way to do this is to have lots of fibre. Chia seed is a soluble fibre that mixes with water and helps us feel full, as well as slows the release of sugar into the blood stream. Below is a quick recipe that you make the night before - in the morning you can heat it up (which I prefer) or have it cold! Easy peasy.
[below recipe is taken from MindBodyGreen - i found it and i love it so i knew i needed to share it]
Breakfast porridge: serves 2-4
Time: prep - 5 min cook - 5-10 min (warm to desired temperature)
2 C almond/coconut milk
1/4 C chia seeds
1 banana, mashed
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp maple syrup
handful of mixed nuts, sliced or chopped
pinch of salt
1/2 C chopped dried, fresh or frozen fruit. I've done both fresh strawberries and frozen mixed berries - both turned out great
1. I find it easiest to put all the ingredients in a glass tupperware container that I can use to store it in the fridge.
2. Add everything into container.
3. Put the lid on it and shake, shake, shake!
4. Store in the fridge overnight.
5. In the morning, warm it up to your desired temperature, or if you are in a rush then you can eat it cold or pack it to go.
This recipe is totally customizable! A quick google search for "chia porridge" yields tons of different approaches so you can cater it to your specific taste.
The consistency of the chia seed is something I find enjoyable, sort of like teeny tapioca. If you prefer a smoother texture then blend the ingredients before storing it overnight.